Monte Vista Elementary School

Charlene Smith, Principal

Sheryl Schmidt, Assistant Principal


Office Hours
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Registration Hours
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Instructional Hours

8:00 a.m. - 12:51 p.m.


Tuesday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 2:18 p.m.

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Our mission is to ensure student success as collaborative, responsible members of society by inspiring them to reach their full intellectual, physical and emotional potential.


Our vision at Monte Vista Elementary is to ignite a love of learning and a sense of curiosity in all students.  We will promote academic achievement through high expectations and develop problem solvers who are technologically proficient.








Where Leaders Grow:  

College, Career, Life

Hydration Station Celebration

On January 6, 2017, Monte Vista hosted a Hydration Station Celebration! Thanks to a VUSD Child Nutrition Department, Monte Vista received a new hydration station at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. The Vista Irrigation Department partnered with VUSD and provided all Monte Vista students with a reusable water bottle.  


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Emergency Cards

Have you printed and sent in a new emergency card this year?

If not, please complete this process on Parent Portal. When in Parent Portal, click the “Student Info” tab and then select “Data Confirmation.” Verify the emergency information is correct, print it out, sign it and return it to our office as soon as possible.


Updated emergency card information is critical in order for us to be prepared to care for your child in case of illness, injury, or an emergency. Thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this very important matter.


Monte Vista Calendar

Today: 1/23/17
8:00 AM Great Kindness Challenge Week
8:00 AM Minimum Day Monday- Dismissal at 12:51
12:50 PM Jamba Juice Sales

Leaders of the Month

Please help us congratulate the following students who have earned the November 2016 Leader of the Month honor! These students have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills.




Class of 2033



Tufts University


Edwin Bartolon Santiago


Class of 2033



U.S. Naval Academy


Izrael Cruz


Class of 2033



 Georgetown University


Tremaine Higgons


Class of 2033





Edgar R. Castaneda


Class of 2032



Ohio State University


Layla Noriega Hunt


Class of 2032



UC Davis


Maizie Smith


Class of 2032



CSU Monterey Bay


Clover McCain


Class of 2032



UC Santa Cruz


Lyla Jones


Class of 2031



University of Oregon


Thor Opaker


Class of 2031



Arizona State University


Mia Guerrero


Class of 2031



Ashford University


Melany Lopez


Class of 2031



College of the Ozarks


Douglas Shaheen


Class of 2030



UC Santa Barbara


Micah Gamino


Class of 2030





Lizbeth Montes


Class of 2029



CSU Long Beach


Ivan Tavarez


Class of 2029



Hendrix College


Brayden Hubert


Class of 2028



University of Redlands


Alyssa Perrine


Class of 2028





Daniel Lopez


Class of 2028



Cornell University


Noelani Hall




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Safety Improvements

There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our students, and to improve in this area, changes have been made at Monte Vista in accordance with district board and administrative policy.

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